If you’ve got serious nostalgia for the 90s, have we got great news for you today! The Irregular Corporation has announced that its next game, Murder by Numbers, is ready to “take you on a mystery-laden 90s trip” starting in March. The Nintendo Switch version will be released on March 5th. The PC version will be released on Steam on March 6th.
The action takes place in Los Angeles (where else, amiright?) in 1996 and center on TV detective Honor Mizrahi. Her show is finally hitting the ratings mark she’s always dreamed of but there’s murder afoot. Honor is seen as a prime suspect so it’s up to her to find the real killer before things take a tragic turn for her. She gathers her trusty companion SCOUT — the game’s “resident emoji-robot genius” — to give her a hand interrogating “a cast of quirky characters” while solving puzzles and gathering clues.
“A series of strange murders? Extreme levels of sass? Cargo pants and chunky highlights? Ed Fear (Hatoful Boyfriend, Swords of Ditto, Heavenstrike) has sharpened his pen to ensure they’re all included in this ultimate whodunnit. Decode the mystery brought to life by zany characters designed by Hato Moa, the creative legend behind Hatoful Boyfriend. Travel back to the 90s with music composed by Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Ghost Trick).”
Pre-orders for the game will start for Nintendo Switch on February 20th. Its final price will be $14.99, however, pre-orders come with a sweet 10% discount that will continue through the release of the game. The PC/Steam version of the game will launch with a 10% discount as well.
Learn more about the game by visiting the Murder by Numbers official site.